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40th Governor of California

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Gavin Newsom: 40th Governor of California
Gavin Christopher Newsom is an American politician and businessman who is the 40th governor of California, serving since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. He was sworn in as Governor of California on January 7, 2019.


PG&E Announces Deal to Exit Bankruptcy, but Governor Balks

Even before the California utility said it had an accord with bondholders, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared that the plan didn’t meet the public interest.
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California governor seeks free surplus federal land to help house homeless

California Governor Gavin Newsom, stepping up his bid to enlist U.S. government help to combat homelessness, has urged the Trump administration to open up surplus federal property for construction of..
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California Could Launch Its Own Prescription Drug Label [Video]California Could Launch Its Own Prescription Drug Label

The plan is being proposed by CA Gov. Gavin Newsom in an effort to control the state's health care costs.

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Governor Newsom Pressured To Declare Climate Emergency In California [Video]Governor Newsom Pressured To Declare Climate Emergency In California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom was pressured by three dozen environmental groups. They wrote a letter to Newsom urging him to declare a sweeping climate emergency. Additionally, they asked for new fossil..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

California Governor Puts State's Money Where His Mouth Is Regarding Homeless Crisis [Video]California Governor Puts State's Money Where His Mouth Is Regarding Homeless Crisis

California governor Gavin Newsom has signed a $331 million bill to fight homelessness. According to Reuters, the state funds will be transferred to the National Mortgage Special Deposit Fund. Gov...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Judge approves a $13.5 billion payment from PG&E to victims of California wildfires [Video]Judge approves a $13.5 billion payment from PG&E to victims of California wildfires

Power lines from utility company ignited multiple deadly fires over recent years

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In California: Yes, the homeless people are from your town

It's a claim frequently made: Homeless people in town are from somewhere else. It's really not true. In related news, Gov. Newsom wraps up a homelessness tour in Oakland, where he promises to "own..
USATODAY.com - Published

In California’s War With Trump, Homelessness May Be Urging a Truce

After tense exchanges on the issue, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he had made an overture to the federal government.
NYTimes.com - Published

Gov. Newsom previews plan to use 100 FEMA trailers for emergency homeless shelters across California

Newsom spent the week visiting sites across the state where he plans
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Australia Fires Show Parallels With California Wildfires

Thursday: The scale is different, but the parallels are undeniable. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s big homelessness plan, and one of “52 Places.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Resigning California congressman's seat to be left vacant for year

California Governor Gavin Newsom has decided against calling a special election to fill the seat U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter will leave vacant in Congress next week when he resigns following his..
Reuters - Published

California governor deploys trailers, tents, funds in homelessness 'emergency'

Responding to a growing crisis on the streets of California's cities, Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday sought to create a $750 million fund to help house the homeless and directed the state to..
Reuters - Published

California governor proposes more than $1 billion toward homelessness

Responding to a growing crisis on the streets of California's major cities, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday his state budget proposal would include more than $1 billion in funds directed at..
Reuters - Published

PG&E creditors offer California wildfire victims $13.5 billion in cash upfront

PG&E Corp's creditors have sweetened their offer to California wildfire victims, saying they are now prepared to pay $13.5 billion in cash upfront, according to a letter sent on Friday to state..
Reuters - Published

A year in, Gavin Newsom is still fighting Trump. Is he doing enough to govern California?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been in the job a year. Critics say homelessness is rising, housing prices are too high, and the grid is dangerous.
USATODAY.com - Published

California Governor Rejects PG&E’s Restructuring Plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s opposition is the latest hurdle for the utility, which is seeking to resolve a complex bankruptcy and take part in a state wildfire fund.
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California governor to decide on PG&E bankruptcy plan

California Governor Gavin Newsom was expected to decide late on Friday whether a bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp , the state's largest investor-owned utility company, complies..
Reuters - Published

California asks Trump administration to release money to fight homelessness

In the latest skirmish over California's homeless crisis, the state's governor, Gavin Newsom, asked President Donald Trump on Thursday to stop withholding federal housing vouchers that could benefit..
Reuters - Published

In 2023, California will ban sales and manufacturing of fur products

California will soon become the first state in the nation to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products. The law takes effect in 2023. Governor Gavin Newsom also signed a new law barring most..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

California governor expands emergency declaration to entire state

On Sunday, Governor Gavin Newsom expanded his emergency declaration, making it statewide. Evacuations are expanding, first in Sonoma county and now in Napa. More than 2 million people have had their..
CBS News - Published

Trump, Newsom wildfire clash came days after Newsom lauded president as 'partner'

Last week California Gov. Gavin Newsom lauded President Donald Trump as a "partner" in the effort to fight wildfires. That was then, this is now.
USATODAY.com - Published

Navigating the New Pickup System at LAX

Monday: It’s certainly a change. Also: President Trump targets Gov. Gavin Newsom on Twitter (again).
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump in another war of words over wildfires with Calif. governor

After the president seemed to renew his threat to cut wildfire aid to California, Gavin Newsom tweeted, "You don't believe in climate change. You are excused from this conversation"
CBS News - Published

California Governor to convene meet of PG&E shareholders, executives next week

California Governor Gavin Newsom said he will convene a meeting of Pacific Gas and Electric Co executives, shareholders, wildfire victims, and PG&E's other creditors in Sacramento next week to speed up..
Reuters - Published

California Governor Moves to Reshape PG&E After Fires and Blackouts

Gov. Gavin Newsom said the company, in bankruptcy over wildfire liabilities, had “failed to prioritize public safety.”
NYTimes.com - Published

California bill will allow NCAA athletes to get paid

California made history Monday by becoming the first state in the country to allow college athletes to get paid for their name and image, while still attending school. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the..
CBS News - Published

California governor: winds may whip weekend fires

California Gov. Gavin Newsom warns state residents that strong winds over the weekend may whip up more wildfires that have destroyed homes and forced power shutoffs up and down the state. (Oct. 25)  
USATODAY.com - Published

California launches earthquake early warning app

California is launching MyShake, a mobile app that will send out earthquake early warning alerts. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials announced the system Thursday, the 30th anniversary of the of the..
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Inside a Homeless Encampment — as It’s Being Torn Down

Tuesday: A special report from Oakland. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom slams PG&E; and layoffs at Uber.
NYTimes.com - Published

California governor demands PG&E accountability for mismanaging power shutoffs

California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) should be held accountable for mismanaging last week's power shutoffs and urged the company to provide credits or..
Reuters - Published

California governor signs gun "restraining order" law

The law, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom Friday, is the broadest gun seizure legislation to be passed in the country
CBS News - Published

California bans private prisons and immigration detention centers

California moved to end the use of private, for-profit lockups in America's largest state prison system as well as in federal immigration detention centers in the state under a measure signed into law..
Reuters - Published

California governor says broad power shutdown to prevent fires 'unacceptable'

California Governor Gavin Newsom called a widespread electricity shutdown triggered by a power company to prevent wildfires "unacceptable", as gale-force winds and dry weather posed a critical fire..
Reuters - Published

California governor slams PG&E, saying 'greed,' 'mismangement' led to widespread power cuts

California Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized PG&E for greed, mismanagement amid power cuts
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Donald Trump, California Gov. Gavin Newsom fight again on Twitter, this time over gas prices and electric cars

The average price for a gallon of gas in California was $4.18 per gallon Tuesday, according to AAA, compared to the national average of $2.64.
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Mark Few: California governor 'wasting his time grandstanding' over Fair Pay To Play Act

Gonzaga coach Mark Few ripped California Gov. Gavin Newsom, despite being in favor of his players earning money off their name, image and likeness.
USATODAY.com - Published

President of Finland inspires memes after Trump meeting

"Today, we are all Sauli Niinistö," California Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted
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'Poor President of Finland,' California gov. tweets after Trump's lengthy press conference

California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted after Trump's lengthy diatribes during a press conference: "just feel bad for the poor President of Finland"
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Los Angeles County bans flavored tobacco products

The county's Board of Supervisors is also urging California Gov. Gavin Newsom to pass a statewide ban on the products
CBS News - Published

NCAA athletes could get paid under new California bill

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new bill that will allow NCAA college athletes to hire agents and seek endorsements. The move is already being disputed by the NCAA, which says it will destroy..
CBS News - Published

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Why He Wants College Athletes to Get Paid

Tuesday: A conversation with the governor about the N.C.A.A. Also: California’s role in the impeachment process, and tributes to Bruce Bochy.
NYTimes.com - Published

California Gov. Gavin Newsom at center of perfect storm for NCAA on name, image, likeness

Gavin Newsom is a media-savvy, telegenic governor who has had personal experiences with college sports participation and oversight.
USATODAY.com - Published

California to let college athletes be paid in blow to NCAA rules

California cleared the way on Monday for college athletes to profit from brand sponsorships and endorsement deals, as Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation making it the first U.S. state to give..
Reuters - Published

California college athletes can now get paid

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill allowing college athletes to get sponsorship deals, just like pros
CBS News - Published

California governor signs gig economy labor bill into law

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed into law a controversial labor bill, AB 5, which spells out when companies must treat "gig economy" contract workers as employees.
Reuters - Published

Ask Us Your Questions About Inequality in California

Tuesday: We want to hear from you about the stories you want to read. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom takes action on vaping, and Kim Gordon recommends a taco spot.
NYTimes.com - Published

California governor acts to confront 'epidemic' of youth vaping

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday ordered the launch of a $20 million statewide public awareness campaign to educate young people and parents about health risks associated with vaping of..
Reuters - Published

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